We had a great time yesterday watching the Alabama/Arkansas football game. Along with pulled pork sandwiches and ribs, my daughter requested homemade fries. I added a few things to make them a little more game day-like. You could also top with diced tomatoes, chopped jalapenos or green onions.
8 large russet potatoes, washed, peeled and sliced to the thickness you want
Shredded mild cheddar and colby cheese
Crumbled cooked bacon
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or deep fryer to 370 degrees. Add about a fourth of the potatoes and gently stir to separate them. Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Begin to layer the fries on a serving platter adding salt, cheese, thyme and bacon to each layer.